Overview

I am an associate professor in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT.


My research interests are in atmospheric dynamics and the hydrological cycle. I am particularly interested in the behavior of precipitation and the general circulation in different climates.

Contact me by email: pog 'at symbol' mit.edu

Recent publications

O'Gorman, P. A., Merlis, T. M. & Singh, M. S.
Increase in the skewness of extratropical vertical velocities with climate warming: fully nonlinear simulations versus moist baroclinic instability
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (in press)

Recent news

Why does extreme precipitation intensify at different rates in different regions of the world in climate-model projections?
MIT news story, May 2017.